Healthy Recipe: Grilled Tilapia Spinach and Lentil Salad

Unfortunately, I am the only person in my family who likes fish. So, when I make it, I really want it to be an amazing for-mom-only meal. I invited my friend over to share with me since this recipe is for two.

HEALTH BENEFITS OF GRILLED TILAPIA

Tilapia provides a healthy source of vitamins, minerals, and protein. It is a lean fish that is a great alternative to red meat. When selecting Tilapia, avoid any that are farmed in China. According to Healthline.com, the best sources come from the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, Ecuador or Peru.

HEALTH BENEFITS OF SPINACH

Leafy green vegetables like spinach contain some of the highest nutritional value than any other vegetable. Less then 50 calories per cup, spinach contains high levels of vitamins K and A, which are good for bone metabolism and your immune system. Spinach also contains high values of other vitamins and minerals.

HEALTH BENEFITS OF LENTILS

Lentils are not only flavorful but an excellent source of iron, folate, and protein. Since they are also low in calories, you can add them to any dish without feeling guilty.

Healthy Recipe: Grilled Tilapia Spinach Salad

INGREDIENTS

  • 8 unpeeled baby potatoes, washed
  • 1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 Tbsp favorite bottled lime vinaigrette
  • 1 can no-salt-added brown lentils, drained
  • 1 pinch coarse salt and freshly ground pepper, plus more for seasoning fish
  • 3 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 fresh tilapia fillets
  • 3 cups baby spinach
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

DIRECTIONS

  • Place unpeeled potatoes in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to the boil and allow to simmer for 10 minutes or until you can easily pierce them with a knife. Drain and set aside.
  • While the potatoes are cooking, combine the brown lentils, spinach, and tomatoes in a large bowl.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the honey and lime juice together.
  • Preheat an indoor or outdoor grill over medium-high. Lightly coat with cooking spray. Season the fish on both sides with salt and pepper and place on the grill. Grill for about 3 minutes on each side, brushing the fish with the honey lime glaze.
  • Divide the spinach leaves over two dinner plates. Arrange the grilled fish over the spinach salad.
  • Lightly dash with favorite lime vinaigrette.
  • Serve immediately!

Sounds good, huh? What is a favorite fish or salad recipe that you like?

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Jenn

Jenn Mitchell is a proud mom, wife and adventure seeker. She’s traveled either solo or with family to 20 countries and 36 U.S. states so far. A former personal trainer, Jenn looks for ways to keep her family fit and active both at home and on the road. Her goal is to inspire other moms and families to live happy and healthy lives.

This Post Has 17 Comments

  1. Patty

    It is a beautiful looking dish – I love all of the color. Tilapia is one of the few fish that I enjoy so I’ll be pinning this for later.

  2. Liz

    I’m not a fish person, but this still sounds pretty good! I would substitute with chicken, maybe.

    1. Jenn

      I think chicken would be a great option.

  3. Mindy Grant

    I am the only person in my family that likes fish too. I could eat fish every day! This recipe looks amazing, must try!!

  4. Jenna Wood

    I’m not a big fish person, but this recipe sounds like it would be divine, with salmon. I love a good light lunch that satisfies without weighing me down.

    1. Jenn

      Love salmon. Good idea for a substitution.

  5. Krissy

    Looks delish! Tilapia is one of my favorites

  6. Lena

    Oh my – this chicken looks delicious – yum!!!

  7. I always love it when I find a food that I love and no one else in my family does. That means when I open the fridge no one will have wolfed it down! That being said, this looks delicious and wouldn’t last a second in my house.

  8. Toni @Runninglovingliving

    Looks delicious!!!

  9. Nicole

    Looks amazing. Tilapia is one of our favorites. Thanks for linking up with myself & MommaYoung.

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  12. I like fish and all meals and salads made with that food. I’d like to try that recipe. But I wonder how salt and honey taste together in that salad?

  13. Lara

    I can’t wait to try this recipe! And I have to ask…is your logo girl pushing her breasts up? Makes me not like this so much ????

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